Course Material for Linear Algebra, Spring 2018, 110.201.

Professor: W. Stephen Wilson, Krieger 421,

Textbook: Linear Algebra with Applications, Fifth Edition, by Otto Bretscher

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-79697-4   ISBN-10: 0-321-79697-7

My office hours are Monday Noon to 1. I will only stay for the first 15 minutes unless someone has emailed me telling me that they will come later in the hour. I am also available by appointment and you can always send me an email at any time. Also, feel free to grab me after class as I am almost always available right then.

We have a Head TA for this course. His name is Emmett Wyman and his email address is:

For most bureaucratic issues, he is the one to contact, but I'm still the boss.

Syllabus and General facts of life for the course.

Here is a page of useful supportive materials for the course, things like how to study math etc.

Every semester I have taught this course some natural disaster happens like a hurricane or a big snow storm and classes get canceled. If classes get canceled, then you are to read the appropriate material (like you are supposed to do anyway) and when you come to the next class we will just pretend we had the classes that were canceled and we all learned what was supposedly lectured on.

Problem set assignments:

This is the place I normally assign problem sets, but they will now be posted on Blackboard, I believe. We'll see.

Many of you have conflicts with the final exam. We have a system to take care of that. Just don't try to leave town at noon the day of your conflicts.

Teaching Assistant office and help room hours.

Tianyi Ren Section: 7 and 8 Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm in Krieger 201 Help room hours: Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Zhongyipan Lin Section: 5 and 6 Office Hours: Monday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Krieger 211 Help room hours: Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Dan Ginsberg Section: 2 Office Hours: Monday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Krieger 202 Help room hours: Tuesday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Keaton Stubis Section: 1 and 9 Office hours: Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Krieger 201 Help room hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Lance Corbett Section: 3 Office hours: Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Krieger 207 Help room hours: Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Emmett Wyman Section: 4 Office hours: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Krieger 201 Help room hours: Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Exams and distribution

Average 21.2/47 for 45%. Median 20. High 47/47.

Exam 1

Distribution graph exam 1

Average 39.5/73 for 54%. Median 39. High 68/73.

Exam 2

Distribution graph exam 2

Average 26.8/34 for 79%. Median 29. 27 students with perfect 34. Class, as a whole, did incredibly well. Congratulations.


Distribution graph final